Union Internationale De Pentathlon Moderne sport of modern pentathlon has been called the true olympic sport and thesport that most accurately conveys the ideals of Olympism. history and the http://www.pentathlon.org/what_is.cfm
Pentathlon History modern pentathlon history Admiration for the ancient pentathlon was fully sharedby the founder of the modem olympic Games, Baron Pierre de Coubertin. http://www.modern-pentathlon.com/history.html
Extractions: Modern Pentathlon History Admiration for the ancient pentathlon was fully shared by the founder of the modem Olympic Games, Baron Pierre de Coubertin. He persuaded the Olympic Committee to introduce Modem Pentathlon at the 5th Olympic Games of the modem era in Stockholm, Sweden in 1912. It was his belief that this event, above all others, "tested an athlete's moral qualities as much as their physical resources and skills, producing thereby the ideal, complete athlete." The choice of the five diverse and unrelated sports that make up the Modem Pentathlon arose out of a romantic vision of the wild adventures of a liaison officer whose horse is brought down in enemy territory. He defends himself with his pistol and sword, swims across a raging river and finally delivers the message on foot. Thus the modern pentathlon's five disciplines - show-jumping, shooting, fencing, swimming and cross-country running - were chosen.
UK Online - Official ISP Of The Olympics history. modern pentathlon was invented by Baron de Coubertin (founder of themodern olympic Movement) the metaphor being that of a soldier delivering a http://www.ukonline.net/olympics/?art=sportwatch&page=sportcode&sportid=16
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Extractions: (Redirected from Olympics A runner carries the Olympic torch The Olympic Games are a multi-sport event taking place every fourth year . Originally held in ancient Greece , they were revived by French Baron Pierre de Coubertin in the late 19th century . The Games of the Olympiad, better known as the Summer Olympics , have been held every fourth year since , with the exception of the years during the World Wars . A special edition for winter sports, the Winter Olympic Games , started in ; since these are no longer held in the same year as the Games of the Olympiad. Table of contents 1 Ancient Olympics 2 Revival of the Olympic Games 3 Summer Olympics 4 Winter Olympics ... edit In detail: Ancient Olympic Games Ruins of the training grounds at Olympia The origin of the Ancient Olympic Games has been lost in time, although there are many legends surrounding its origins. The first recorded celebration of the Games in Olympia was in 776 BC , although this was certainly not the first time they were held. The Games were then mostly a local affair, and only one event was contested, the stadion race.
Extractions: Server will be down for maintenance on 2004-06-11 from about 18:00 to 18:30 UTC. The modern pentathlon is a sports contest consisting of 5 events, hence the name pentathlon . The events are épée fencing , pistol shooting swimming , a show jumping course on horseback, and a cross-country run. The event was first contested at the Olympic Games , and has been on the Olympic program since. A team event was added in and event for women in . In non-Olympic years, a World Championship is held, instigated in 1949. The sport is governed by the Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne (UIPM), the International Modern Pentathlon Union. Table of contents 1 Olympic Champions 1.1 Individual Men 1.3 Individual Women ... edit edit Gösta Lilliehook SWE Gustaf Dyrssen SWE Bo Lindman SWE Sven Thofelt SWE Johan Oxenstierna SWE Gotthardt Handrick GER Willy Grut SWE Lars Hall SWE Lars Hall SWE Ferenc Nemeth HUN Ferenc Torok HUN Björn Ferm SWE András Balczo HUN Janusz Pyciak-Peciak POL Anatoli Starostin USSR Daniele Masala ITA Janus Martinek HUN Arkadiusz Skrzypaszek POL Aleksandr Parygin KAZ Dmitri Svatkovski RUS edit This event was discontinued after 1992.
INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE - SPORTS olympic history, Until the 2000 olympics in Sydney, the swim was 300 metres freestyleand the run was a modern pentathlon was originally dominated by the Swedes http://www.olympic.org/uk/sports/programme/history_uk.asp?DiscCode=MP&sportCode=
Modern Pentathlon Home olympic Games Sports modern pentathlon modern pentathlon. history Disciplines Athletes Calendar Qualifications Sports Entry Forms Gold http://www.athens2004.com/ModernPentathlon
Sports, Multi-Sports: Modern Pentathlon HickokSports.com history modern pentathlon Features a short history ofmodern pentathlon, with a list of all olympic champions in the sport. http://www.combose.com/Sports/Multi-Sports/Modern_Pentathlon/
Extractions: Top Sports Multi-Sports Modern Pentathlon ... Alberta Modern Pentathlon Association - Provincial governing body promoting the sport in Alberta, Canada. News, rules, forms, links, events calendar and classified ads. British Columbia Modern Pentathlon Association - Provides news, competitions calendar, spectator guide, along with athlete development, assistance and profiles. Scoring, rules and links are also featured. Cambridge University Modern Pentathlon Club - Offers details on training, social and competitive events calendar, news, photo gallery and links. Hellenic Modern Pentathlon Federation - Official site featuring organization info, national and international events, photos, and links. HickokSports.com: History: Modern Pentathlon - Features a short history of modern pentathlon, with a list of all Olympic champions in the sport. International Modern Pentathlon Union (UIPM) - Union International de Pentathlon Moderne has the object to promote the development of the Modern Pentathlon with a view to raising the level of performances. The site includes news, rules, competitions, results, links, and a forum. Modern Pentathlon Association of Great Britain - Covers modern pentathlon events in Britain and includes membership information.
Modern Pentathlon Australia around the world. For the first time in olympic Games history, womenwill be able to compete in the modern pentathlon. In January of http://www.pentathlon.org.au/history.htm
Extractions: Modern pentathlon is an exciting diverse sport, steeped in history dating back to the ancient Olympic Games in Greece. The ancient pentathlon consisting of running the length of the stadium, jumping, throwing the spear, throwing the discus and wrestling was introduced for the first time at the 18th Olympiad in 708 BC, probably by the Spartans as a method of training soldiers. The earliest recorded winner of the ancient pentathlon was Lampis of Sparta, 2 707 years ago. Admiration for the ancient pentathlon was fully shared by the founder of the modern Olympics, Baron Pierre de Coubertin. The modern pentathlon , introduced at the 5th Olympiad in Stockholm, Sweden, 1912, comprised of the contemporary sports of pistol shooting, fencing, swimming, horse riding and running, embracing the spirit of its ancient counterpart. It was De Coubertin's belief that it would be the event, above all others, that "tested a man's moral qualities as much as his physical resources and skills, producing thereby the ideal, complete athlete". The choice of the five diverse and unrelated sports which make up the modern pentathlon arose out of the romantic adventures of a liaison officer whose horse is brought down in enemy territory. Having defended himself with his pistol and sword, he swims across a raging river and delivers the message on foot. Not surprisingly, it was the military which most enthusiastically adopted this new sport with its inherent demands of courage, coordination, physical fitness, self-discipline and flexibility in ever changing circumstances.
MODERN PENTATHLON The early olympic history of the modern pentathlon was dominated bySweden. Their sequence of victories was not broken until Handrick http://abc.net.au/olympics_1996/modpent.htm
Extractions: Olympic Trivia Modern Pentathlon is the most drastically restructured of all the events at the Atlanta Olympics. The traditional five-day event, catering for riding, fencing, shooting, swimming and running, has been severely restricted in size and reduced to a one-day competition. And for these Olympic Games at least there will be no teams event. Only 32 athletes will be allowed to compete, on the basis of strict selection guidelines. Australia has no athletes who qualify on merit, but will profit from the guarantee of one competitor from each of the five Continents. It is almost a matter of course that the representative from Oceania will be an Australian. The onus on the Australian Pentathlon Union to select a representative is very difficult, as athletes competing in lesser competitions can amass higher scores in some cases than athletes competing in elite competitions like the Olympic qualifiers. The two front runners for Australian selection were 24-year-old ex-Canberran Alex Johnson and 25-year-old Paul Christensen of Queensland.
Modern Pentathlon The Hungarians, who have won eight olympic gold medals in the history of themodern Games, are the world leaders in the modern pentathlon, one of their http://www.ana.gr/olympics/English/pages/OlympicSports/ModernPentathlon.html
Extractions: History Olympic Venues Olympic Sports Greece Today ... Information Modern Pentathlon Indoor Outdoor Discontinued Olympic Sports Shooting, Fencing, Swimming, Riding and Cross-country running, respectively, competitions that test both the technical abilities and endurance of an athlete, comprise the combined Olympic event known as the Modern Pentathlon. The disciplines will be held in the following order: Shooting : The athletes compete with a 4.5mm air pistols, shooting four rounds of five shots each at a stationary target ten metres away. Fencing : A one-hit duel in which each athlete competes once against each rival, using epee swords that are electrically wired at the point for scoring. Swimming : The pentathletes swim a distance of 200m free-style, and are given points on performance. Riding : Riders cover a distance of 350-450m with obstacles (1.20 m. high), including one double and one triple obstacle. Cross-country running : The modern pentathlon ends with a 3,000m cross-country run by the athletes.
WashingtonPost.com: Modern Pentathlon Parygin Wins Inaugural OneDay modern pentathlon The first one-day modern pentathlonin olympic history came to a rousing conclusion as Russian Edouard Zenovka http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/sports/olympics/longterm/modpent/front.htm
Extractions: Main Sections Business International National Sports Style Washington World (Metro) Weather Home Page Site Index Search Help BigBook Business Directory Autos Classified CareerPost (Jobs Classified) Homes Classified Rentals Classified Olympic Sections AP Olympic News Event Venues Local Olympians Medal Chart Olympic News Summary Olympic Talk Olympic Trivia Post Olympic Articles Schedule by Day TV Schedule Archery Badminton Baseball Basketball Beach Volleyball Boxing Canoe/Kayak Cycling Diving Equestrian Fencing Field Hockey Gymnastics Judo Modern Pentathlon Rowing Shooting Soccer Softball Swimming Synchronized Swimming Tennis Table Tennis Team Handball Track and Field Volleyball Water Polo Weightlifting Wrestling Yachting LATEST MODERN PENTATHLON NEWS MODERN PENTATHLON RESULTS FACTS AND FIGURES The first one-day modern pentathlon in Olympic history came to a rousing conclusion as Russian Edouard Zenovka stumbled and fell with 10 yards to the finish, allowing Kazakhstan's Aleksandr Parygin to take the gold. The 12 1/2-hour ordeal consisted of shooting, fencing, swimming and horse-jumping, then concluded with a 2 1/2-mile cross-country run.
Modern Pentathlon History history. later to be the famous 2 nd World War General George S. Patton, was tofinish fifth in the first ever olympic modern pentathlon competition and for http://mujweb.cz/sport/petiboj/Historie/Historie-MP.htm
Extractions: HISTORY UNION INTERNATIONALE DE PENTATHLON MODERNE " The most perfect sportsmen, therefore, are the Pentathletes because in their bodies strength and speed are combined in beautiful harmony. " Aristotle The Pentathlon consisting of running the length of the stadium, jumping, throwing the spear, throwing the discus and wrestling was introduced for the first time at the 18 th Olympiad in 708 BC, probably by the Spartans as a method of training soldiers. The Pentathlon held a position of unique importance in the Games and was considered to be the climax, with the winner ranked as "Victor Ludorum". Admiration for the ancient Pentathlon was fully shared by the founder of the Modern Olympics, Baron Pierre de Coubertin , and he expressed his support for the concept of Pentathlon most eloquently and forcefully in his Memoires Olympiques published in 1931. th meeting of the International Olympic Committee in Budapest (HUN) when as the Baron stated: "the Holy Ghost of sport illuminated my colleagues and they accepted a competition to which I attach great importance"
Extractions: The History of the Olympics Since the Olympic games go way back to the early Greeks, to do an entire history on one page is a bit overwhelming. So, I'll give you a brief summation of how it all began, and then provide some further links for additional information. So, how and why did it all begin? In ancient Greece, they often combined religious festivals with sporting events, to honor certain gods. The Greeks held the following: The Pythian Games The Olympic Games It was the last one, the Olympics, that were held for the Greek God Zeus and were also the most popular with the people. The first game is said to be held at Olympia, Greece in 776 B.C. and has been held every 4 years since = 1,168 years! Then, Greece came under the rule of the Roman Empire and the Olympic games were declined, to the point where they actually declined in 393 B.C. by the Christian Roman Emperor, Theodosius I, who objected to what he felt were some "pagan rites" associated with the games. In the beginning, the Olympic games were confined to just one day and one event. That event was a footrace that was the length of the stadium. Soon, additional races were added as the popularity grew, as well as discus and javelin throws (tosses), broad jumps, boxing, wrestling, chariot racing and a pentathlon. The pentathlon was composed of 5 different track and field competitions.
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Extractions: Sponsored by The Decathlon in Olympic History Table of Contents: The Jim Thorpe Story When King Gustav V of Sweden presented awards at the 1912 Olympic Games of Stockholm, he proclaimed to the decathlon winner, an American Indian named Jim Thorpe, as the world's top athlete. "You sir, are the world's greatest athlete." Incidentally, Jim is purported to have replied, "Thanks, King" to the Swedish monarch, a story, true or not, which itself has become part of the Thorpe saga. Ever since, the Olympic decathlon champion or world record holder has been dubbed "the World's Greatest Athlete." And rightly so, since the decathlon is the only objective test of all around athletic ability. Decathletes must contest ten separate events and have those performances tallied on a standard scoring table. The decathlon measures basic sporting ability like jumping, sprinting and throwing. Within the backdrop and rules of track and field, decathlon champions must exhibit, the 4 S's: speed, spring, strength and stamina. Since 1912 great decathlon champions like Bob Mathias, Rafer Johnson, Bruce Jenner and Daley Thompson and others have become household names. But they all owe much to the legend of Thorpe.